John Charles GANDY
( late of North Haven – formerly of Drummoyne & Mollymook )
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 7282
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 10 June 1952
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 6 September 1976
Detective Sergeant 1st Class – retired
Stations: ?, Campsie ( 13 Division ) – retirement
Service: From ? ? ?pre June 1952 to 14 June 1982 = 30+ years Service
Australian Imperial Force Royal Australian Navy
Enlisted: 23 July 1943
Service # 8945
Rank: ERA iv ( CPO )
Engine Room Artificer IV ( Chief Petty Officer )
Next of kin: Phyllis Eileen – wife, 37 Thompson St, Drummoyne, NSW
Religion: C of E
Single / Married: Married
Returned to Australia: ?
Description: 6′ 1″, dark brown hair, grey eyes, medium complexion, tattoo on right forearm ( as of 3 August 1943 )
Awards: No find on It’s An Honour
Born: 8 February 1923, Sydney, NSW
Died on: Wednesday 7 September 2016
Funeral date: Thursday 15 September 2016 @ 1pm
Funeral location: the Chapel of Innes Gardens Memorial Park, Philip Charley Drive, Port Macquarie
Buried at: ?
Memorial at: ?
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At hospital 7th September. Late of North Haven. Formerly of Drummoyne and Mollymook.
Aged 93 years
Ph: 02 6559 5999
Accredited Member of FDA of NSW
Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on Sept. 10, 2016
Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995), Saturday 12 August 1972, page 8
Man put on $100 bond for placing poison in sugar
SYDNEY, Friday. —
A man who placed poison in a bottle to catch a workmate who had stolen his sugar was released on a $100 bond today.
Mr Brian Bernard Theodore Haake, 28, storeman and packer, of Green Valley, appeared for sentence before Judge Robson in Sydney Quarter Sessions.
He pleaded guilty to maliciously causing poison to be taken with intent to annoy on March 28 at Botany.
Detective-Sergeant J. Gandy said Mr Haake worked for Australian Wool and Hide Pty Ltd. He had had things stolen from his locker over a period, including clothing and sugar.
When Mr Haake had found his sugar was missing, he had got some from a fellow worker and had put in it half a teaspoonful of sodium arsenate.
He had put it in his locker and a fellow worker had later used it in his tea.
The fellow worker had become ill and had spent four days in hospital and had then been off work for two weeks.
Judge Robson said the charge was unusual, and he was satisfied that Mr Haake had intended to annoy but not to cause harm.